“Both the Israelis and Hamas need to show that the sacrifices they made were somehow worth it, that they got something out of it,” said Carnegie’s Michele Dunne on CCTV America, speaking about the ongoing Israeli-Gaza peace talks. The Palestinians are pressing for some significant opening up of Gaza which the Israelis are unwilling to agree to, while the Israelis are pressing for an international task force in order to prevent more weapons from getting into Gaza.

It is unlikely that there will be a long-term deal, Dunne continued. While outside players can play a bridging role once the two parties are ready to reach an agreement, the whole region is in a period of change, making it more difficult to reach a ceasefire than in previous times of conflict.

This interview was originally aired on CCTV America.